western bypass

Bypass be gone: It's not too late to undo bad idea
Published on Sep 12th, 2013
107 comments 66 SecondsBy Jack TrammellRigged polls. Midnight votes. Politicians calling each other names and contradicting themselves in public. Use of the state legislative process to punish opponents....
Road to nowhere: Western Bypass must be stopped
Published on Feb 6th, 2013
15 comments By James E. Rich The General Assembly is currently considering proposals to raise significant new revenues for transportation in the Commonwealth. Many hardworking Virginians live paycheck to...
Chairman of the board: Fuhgeddaboudit when 29 bypass involved
Published on Jan 14th, 2013
23 comments If tradition had been upheld on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Duane Snow would be chairman. Instead, at its first meeting of the year, the usually decorous board got testy over election of the...
Spiraling down: Why the Bypass will wreck Albemarle
Published on Oct 19th, 2012
18 comments The Taxpayers for Common Sense, in an October report subtitled "Two trillion in common sense cuts to avoid the fiscal cliff," calls the Charlottesville Western Bypass a financial boondoggle: ...
Last chance? Hundreds attend Western 29 Bypass forum
Published on Sep 27th, 2012
22 comments Opponents of the Western 29 Bypass, including mega-selling author John Grisham, turned out in force September 27 to voice their dismay with the controversial road.   The Virginia Department of...
Bypass a monster built for out-of-towners
Published on May 17th, 2012
1 comments Having followed our recent spate of contentious public works issues, i.e., reservoir use, Bypass, Belmont Bridge, I wish to join the ranks of those who have said THANKYOU, to the Hook for keeping a...
Bypass spins: Low bid cheers some, not others
Published on May 11th, 2012
16 comments To the delight of highway supporters, the bids for the controversial Charlottesville Western Bypass have come in below budget– with the apparent low bid of $136 million. However, that was just...
Studies show.... Bypass to use Greer kids as guinea pigs
Published on May 4th, 2012
44 comments We teach our school kids to do homework.  Can we teach our county supervisors? Related: Fast track: Western Bypass shifts into overdrive $230 million: State board accelerates Western Bypass...
Charlottesville: Environmental disaster area?
Published on Jan 27th, 2012
28 comments Charlottesvillians are used to making Top Ten lists, but the area's latest ranking is anything but an honor. The Southern Environmental Law Center includes Charlottesville on its "Top Ten Endangered...
Quieter side: Montvue ranch sprawls like its land
Published on Jan 26th, 2012
6 comments Address: 2700 Magnolia DriveNeighborhood: Montvue in Albemarle CountyAsking: $559,000Assessment: $467,200Year Built: 1960Size: 4,676 fin. sq. ft.Land: 4.538 acresAgent: Tommy Brannock, Better...
Travel plans: Will Bypass bypass peds, bikes, and transit?
Published on Oct 31st, 2011
32 comments The proposed Western Bypass, the resurrected $235 million road project that will cut a 6.2-mile swath from Forest Lakes South to the North Grounds of the University of Virginia through neighborhoods...
Like Halprin: Passonneau had a vision for Charlottesville
Published on Sep 29th, 2011
5 comments Joseph Passonneau, a renowned American architect-engineer, died in Washington, D.C. in late August at the age of 90. Among his accomplishments was his design of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon in...
Earn $200 million: Read these 179 pages and be the low bidder
Published on Sep 27th, 2011
3 comments VDOT has released the bid package for designing and building a 6.2-mile bypass around 14 stoplights. The state Tweeted the existence of the Request for Proposal documents at 6:14pm on September 27....
Green light: Why not sync every signal before Bypassing?
Published on Sep 19th, 2011
34 comments Can you imagine zipping up U.S. 29 north through green lights and reaching the airport in a matter of minutes, so efficiently that, wait, we don't need this new $436 million, forest-cutting, mountain...
Not political? Boyd names bypass terminus committee
Published on Sep 1st, 2011
31 comments Sometimes it seems there's nothing local governments love better than to set up citizen task forces. That's why it was so out of the ordinary to hear a rash of criticism when Rivanna District Supe...
Rodney's role: 'I am not a wheeler dealer'
Published on Aug 19th, 2011
16 comments Rodney Thomas is mad. It's one day after a prominent blogger has accused the Albemarle supervisor of agreeing to "grease the skids" for the construction of the Western U.S. 29 bypass by limiting...
$230 million: State board accelerates Western Bypass with cash
Published on Jul 20th, 2011
52 comments Christmas has come early for Lynchburg and Danville. Putting the taxpayer money where the Secretary of Transportation's mouth is, the all-powerful Commonwealth Transportation Board has voted to...
Bypass critics bypass smart network
Published on Jul 14th, 2011
0 comments I am writing to comment on your lead article on the Rt. 29 bypass in the June 16 issue ["Fast track: Western Bypass shifts into overdrive"]. It is very one sided. I say this not as an editorial...
Fast track: Western Bypass shifts into overdrive
Published on Jun 14th, 2011
63 comments It had been a long, politically charged night in Lane Auditorium. Inside this main room of the Albemarle County Office Building, there were accusations of "socialism" vs. "flat earth" in a standing-...
Parkway panic: Rooker vexed as Dorrier rekindles Bypass
Published on Jun 9th, 2011
63 comments Taking the reins from the late Charlotte Humphris, Dennis Rooker built his political career on fighting the Western Bypass, a much-maligned planned freeway that would rip through hills and...
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